Brenton Devanny


Barrister

Admitted:
11 Aug 2009
Bar:
1 May 2014
Location:
Room 0914, Owen Dixon Chambers West,
525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Brenton Devanny has a broad commercial practice. He has a focus on insolvency, banking and finance, commercial arbitration and corporations law.

Brenton appears both unled and as a junior in all jurisdictions.

Brenton holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne (with a focus on International Insolvency and Arbitration) as well as a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce.  

Experience

At the Bar, Brenton has a broad commercial practice, including:

  • applying for urgent interlocutory injunctions;
  • trustee claims under the Bankruptcy Act, in particular for sale of vested property;
  • defending appeals to the Federal Court (unled) against orders for sale, including opposing applications for a stay pending appeal;
  • successfully appealing in the Federal Court (unled) to the extent that a bankrupt's property was 'protected' under the Bankruptcy Act;
  • applications for annulments of bankruptcy, both for and against;
  • disputes conterning Personal Insolvency Agreements or Debt Agreements;
  • disputes concerning Creditor’s Statutory Demands;
  • antecedent transaction litigation such as unfair preference, uncommercial transaction and unreasonable director-related transaction litigation;
  • disputes over property secured under the Personal Property Securities Act;
  • applications by liquidators and trustees for orders and directions, including remuneration applications;
  • commercial disputes, including construction disputes;
  • caveat disputes;
  • lease disputes, including Retail Leases and Residential Tenancies;
  • mediations and commercial arbitrations;
  • civil appeals.

Brenton has also acted in a high profile recognition of a foreign bankruptcy under the UNCITRAL Model Law incorporated into the Cross-Border Insolvency Act, which involved a dispute over the location of the bankrupt's 'Centre of Main Interests'. See Kapila, in the matter of Edelsten [2014] FCA 1112.

Brenton is also a contributing author to Lexis Nexis' Bankruptcy Law and Practice in the areas of:

  • Court's jurisdiction in bankruptcy;
  • Acts of bankruptcy;
  • Creditors' petitions;
  • Voluntary bankruptcy; and
  • Bankruptcy of deceased estates.

     

Brenton read with Peter Fary and his senior mentor was Garry Bigmore QC.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Appellate
Commercial Law

Profile1

Brenton Devanny has a broad commercial practice. He has a focus on insolvency, banking and finance, commercial arbitration and corporations law.

Brenton appears both unled and as a junior in all jurisdictions.

Brenton holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne (with a focus on International Insolvency and Arbitration) as well as a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce.  

Experience

At the Bar, Brenton has a broad commercial practice, including:

  • applying for urgent interlocutory injunctions;
  • trustee claims under the Bankruptcy Act, in particular for sale of vested property;
  • defending appeals to the Federal Court (unled) against orders for sale, including opposing applications for a stay pending appeal;
  • successfully appealing in the Federal Court (unled) to the extent that a bankrupt's property was 'protected' under the Bankruptcy Act;
  • applications for annulments of bankruptcy, both for and against;
  • disputes conterning Personal Insolvency Agreements or Debt Agreements;
  • disputes concerning Creditor’s Statutory Demands;
  • antecedent transaction litigation such as unfair preference, uncommercial transaction and unreasonable director-related transaction litigation;
  • disputes over property secured under the Personal Property Securities Act;
  • applications by liquidators and trustees for orders and directions, including remuneration applications;
  • commercial disputes, including construction disputes;
  • caveat disputes;
  • lease disputes, including Retail Leases and Residential Tenancies;
  • mediations and commercial arbitrations;
  • civil appeals.

Brenton has also acted in a high profile recognition of a foreign bankruptcy under the UNCITRAL Model Law incorporated into the Cross-Border Insolvency Act, which involved a dispute over the location of the bankrupt's 'Centre of Main Interests'. See Kapila, in the matter of Edelsten [2014] FCA 1112.

Brenton is also a contributing author to Lexis Nexis' Bankruptcy Law and Practice in the areas of:

  • Court's jurisdiction in bankruptcy;
  • Acts of bankruptcy;
  • Creditors' petitions;
  • Voluntary bankruptcy; and
  • Bankruptcy of deceased estates.

     

Brenton read with Peter Fary and his senior mentor was Garry Bigmore QC.